Malta Cricket Summer league continues

Thursday, August 26, 2010, 10:38

Andy Naudi hitting four runs

Over the weekend the Malta Cricket Summer league continued. The Saturday gamebetween Melita C.C and Overseas C.C ended the first round of games from Division 1.

The leaders Melita won the toss and elected to bat first. Joy Ghoseroy and Tony Slateropened the batting. Ghoseroy was first to go being bowled by Paul Bradley for sixruns. Slater made ten runs before being caught. The match defining innings camefrom Andy Naudi who scored fifty five runs from thirty balls including six fours andtwo sixes. Darren Grech kept up his good batting in the league with eighteen runsbefore being bowled. Derek Ali made twenty three runs from eighteen balls includingtwo fours and a six before being caught on the last ball of the innings. Greg Symonsremained the unbeaten batsmen with two runs. Paul Bradley was the main wickettaker for the Overseas team while Phillip Burke and Alex Goddard both took a wicketeach. The Melita team totalled 138 runs from their allotted overs.

In reply the Overseas could only make eighty nine runs from their allotted overs.A fine spell of bowling from Gordon Hewitt had them in trouble. Hewitt took fourwickets. Ian Pendelbury and Tony Slater both took two wickets while Darren Grechtook a wicket. Junior Adam Caruana had his first two overs in league cricket and alsoNadia Gosney had her first game of cricket as well as an over. For the Overseas PaulBradley capped of his bowling by also being the main run scorer for his team. Hescored thirty seven runs including one six and two fours. Alex Goddard scored nineruns, Bryan Dalton eight runs, Pete Bradley seven runs and Sean Duffy six runs.Melita earned eight points from the win while Overseas earned one point. The win hastaken Melita twelve points clear of its nearest rival Marsa C.C.

On Sunday the second division game between Gozo C.C and Mellieha C.C tookplace. Gozo batted first and totalled 109 runs with Malcolm Crabbe top scoringwith thirty three runs and Ronnie Sacco making twenty two. Glen Tavilla took threewickets for the Mellieha side. In reply it was Tavilla’s devasting batting which had hisside win the game. He scored fifty seven runs from twenty three balls including threefours and four sixes. Mellieha have now played all their games and are on top of theladder with twenty points. Gozo C.C are second with nine points and one game left toplay, Betfair C.C are third with eight points and two games to play and RMG CC areyet to take any points with one game left to play.
Next Sunday the game between Betfair C.C and RMG CC will be played starting10:30 am.

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